Tourism and travel industry are the significant contributors for the development of a country’s economy. There are many countries around the world which are solely depending on tourism for their survival. Tourism is seen from the point of view of both business and leisure and travel is the mode through which a tourist moves from one place to another. So, both the tourism and travel are interrelated. Tourists wish to visit far off places to experience the nature, adventure and in seek of health. There are various types of tourism existing around the world to fulfill such wishes and these wishes are mostly fulfilled by physically traveling to the desired destinations where means of travel comes into play. When it comes to travel, there are travel agents, tour operators, tourist guides, travel desks in hotels, etc., who provide and manage travel and other services to their customers and generate revenue both for themselves and for their country. This makes both the tourism and travel industries to be interdependent on one another. A person who wishes to study tourism and have a career in tourism is expected to have good amount knowledge about the various means transport around the world. I welcome you to this course and hope that by studying this course you will enrich yourselves about the various aspects of tourism and travel management and I wish you all the very best.
Week – 1 | 1. Meaning and definition of travel & Tourism | 2. Travel during Ancient times | 3. Travel during Medieval & Modern period period |
Week – 4 | 12. Sports Tourism | 13. Medical tourism | 14. Rural tourism | 15. Wildlife tourism | Week – 5 | 16. History and evolution of travel agency | 17. IATA Recognition of travel agents | 18. Functions of travel agency | 19. Itinerary preparation and tour costing |
Week – 6 | 20. tour operators and their types | 21. Tour operators brochure | 22. Role and responsibilities of tourist guide |23. Code of conduct and behaviour of tourist guide |
Week - 7 | 24. Communication in Guiding | 25. Body Language and Commentary | 26. Importance of tourism transport |27. transport costing and pricing |
Week – 8 | 28. Air transport in India | 29. Major Airports of the world | 30. Land transport - Railways | 31. Land transport - Automobiles |
Week – 9 | 32.Water transport- Sea routes | 33.Inland water transport | 34.Transport in India - Railways | 35. Other means of transport in India | Week – 10 | 36. Tourism Motivation | 37. Organisation for tourism promotions | 38. Guideline for protection, conservation of environment | 39. Fairs and festivals |
Week – 11 | 40. Tourism planning and development | 41. Impact of Tourism | 42. Social and cultural impact of tourism | 43. Ethics in tourism |